Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #37 – Minor 1-6-2-5

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Jazzpianoschool Lick Of The Day #37

Minor turnaround can sometimes throw people off. We take on the same principle I’ve taught before. Target the chord tones on downbeats. It’s tricky knowing how to connect the harmonies. We start on the third of our C- then make our way down to the third of the A7 chord. Notice the ornamental triplet we begin with. We add another … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #36

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Jazzpianoschool Lick of the Day 36

This lick is based on the turnaround from Lady Bird. All we are doing in this one is stringing together some pentatonic patterns over the maj7th chords. The consistency of the major 7th chords makes it nice for us to play pattern like material over the harmonies. Enjoy today’s jazz piano lick! Check out jazz piano school lick 36! #jazzpiano … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #35 – I-VI-bVI-V Turnaround

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azz Piano Lick Of The Day #35 - I-VI-bVI-V Turnaround

This lick is pretty simple for the most part. The use of a tritone sub in place of the 2 chord is what spices things up in this progression. Instead of going 1-6-2-5 we go 1-6-b6-5. The first measure is simple diatonic movement with some rhythm. In the second measure we are now playing our Ab mixolydian scale to approach … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #34- Diatonic Turnaround

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Jazz Piano School Lick Of The Day #34

This lick is great for beginner’s over diatonic turnarounds, meaning chords and notes all coming from the same key. On this lick we start on the 3rd of Cmaj7, the note E, then move down to the 3rd of A-7 the note C. From there we outline the chord tones of A-7 and approach the 7th of the D-7 chord, … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #33- Turnaround Series

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Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #33- Turnaround Series

Turnarounds can be tough to play over. If you don’t nail them it can sound very strange coming back to the top of a tune. If you have questions or requests please leave them in the comments section and I will accommodate. Enjoy! Check out jazz piano school lick 33! #jazzpiano #learnjazz #jazz Click To Tweet Jazz Piano Lick 33 … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #32- Tritone Sub

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Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #32

This lick is a little more advanced than most that I’ve posted. It is very technically challenging and if you haven’t worked much with pentatonics before the coordination can get a little tricky. But! Practice very, very slowly and anyone is possible of playing this. If you have questions or requests please leave them in the comments section and I … Read More

Jazz Piano Lick Of The Day #31

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Jazz piano lick of the day 31

Enjoy this lick using the tritone of our V7 chord in the key of C. We are replacing the Db7 for the G7 and using our Db7 lydian scale, meaning #11, to solo over the tritone. This creates a very unique sound over a 2-5-1. I then added the lydian scale over the Cmaj7 as well with a over the … Read More